⏱Followed while incognito
Alzheimer's treatments, and weed in Mexico
Good morning everyone, and welcome to another great Monday! We hope you have a great week planned!
Late last week a judge ruled that Google didn’t provide enough evidence to dismiss a case filed against them that alleges that the company still tracks information while a user is in “incognito” mode. Specifically, the court concluded that Google did not adequately notify users that data collection was still occurring while in the mode. A Google spokesperson simply said, “We strongly dispute these claims and we will defend ourselves vigorously against them”, as well as additionally stating that incognito mode does not save a user’s activity, but does not prevent exterior websites from collecting info.
0:31- A discovery to remember
Eli Lilly recently announced that they had produced an experimental drug that has “modestly slowed the cognitive and functional decline of early-stage Alzheimer’s patients” during a small, 18 month clinical study. Although the drug still needs to undergo further testing, Maria Carrillo, chief science officer at the Alzheimer’s Association called the results “encouraging.” The drug would be distributed via an IV, and has shown a 32% decrease in the rate of declining mental functions.
0:50- Marijuana in Mexico?
Last Thursday, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies officially passed a landmark piece of legislation that would legalize the recreational sales of marijuana, something Luis Armenáriz, a cannabis attorney, declared “historic.” Considering that President Andrés Manual López Obrador’s party strongly supported the introduction of the bill, he’s expected to sign it quickly, which will officially make Mexico the largest country in the world to legalize weed.
1:07- But who’s gonna pay?
Now that the government has officially passed the $1.9Tn relief bill, officials are already attempting to figure out how to split the financing of the bill. Currently a majority of the past stimulus bills have been funded through borrowing, but Congress is also looking at increasing taxes to fund a portion of the most recent bill as fears of the ballooning national debt have troubled Republicans and moderate Democrats alike.
1:26- A shot and a show
Those receiving a vaccine shot in Berkshires, Massachusetts on Saturday found themselves shocked, after Yo-Yo Ma, renowned cellist, played a 15 minute surprise concert after receiving his second dose.
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